Leverage RFPs to reduce time spent hiring a Back-End Developer. RFPs cut through under-qualified prospects. Also, by presenting information up-front, you avoid extra Q&A. Compare quotes with a scoring system to expedite decision-making. Once a proposal is chosen, use it to quickly create a contract.
Begin with the general job requirements and expectations. Next, move on to the specific skills needed as a Back-End Developer. Then, dig into how the freelancer will integrate with the company and its culture. Finish things with any additional questions that may have come up.
First, figure out the value of the project in estimated revenue. From there, see how much it usually costs to use an agency or in-house teams. Compare those costs to typical freelance rates with the Bonsai rates explorer. Then you can determine payment for your Back-End Developer.
Contracts protect both you and your freelance Back-End Developer. By establishing deadlines and milestones, you can better ensure timely progress. Setting terms, amounts, and timelines for payment will avoid later confusion. Intellectual property rights are also important to lay out up front.
1.1 Project. The Client is hiring the Front-End Developer to do the following: Build the new HTML5 landing pages and integrate to existing endpoints following the company development process.
1.2 Schedule. The Developer will begin work on May 10, 2017 and must finish the work by October 15, 2017.
1.3 Payment. The Client will pay the Developer a flat fee of $5,500.00 (USD). Of this, the Client will pay the Developer $2500.00 (USD) before work begins.
1.4 Expenses. The Client will not reimburse the Developer's expenses.
1.5 Invoices. The Developer will invoice the Client at the end of the project. The Client agrees to pay the amount owed within 30 days of receiving the invoice. Payment after that date will incur a late fee of 1.0% per week on the outstanding amount.
1.6 Support. The Developer will not provide support for any deliverable once the Client accepts it, unless otherwise agreed in writing.
Your Back-End Developer will need tools to get to work, including team software and individual credentials. Also, take care of paperwork like contracts, as well as internal and external compliance documents. Don’t forget to introduce your freelancer to the team and ensure they feel comfortable.
The top priority of the DOL has become enforcement of misclassification discrepancies. It’s a costly mistake in California, sometimes costing up to $20,000 for every confirmed violation. Make sure all compliance information is accurate and documented as you bring on your new Freelance Back-End Developer to avoid these issues.